I tried some freeze-dried ice cream, brought into the Q-106.5 Morning Show by Challenger Learning Center, that didn't look anything like ice cream.

I will admit that I'm a bit of a space geek. When I was in middle school, my family got to watch a rocket take off from the space center in Florida. We stood in the observation area, which is across a small inlet of water from the launch pad. It was so cool! And the landing strip for the Space Shuttle was just being built, with our tour guide explaining that, someday, ordinary citizens would be able to catch a ride on it. Ever since, it's been a dream of mine to see the Earth from space.

I've always been fascinated by how astronauts live in those tiny spaces. So, I was excited this morning when Susan Jonason of the Challenger Learning Center brought over a genuine astronaut treat - freeze-dried ice cream! I love ice cream, but this stuff didn't look very appetizing. Check out the video to see what it looks like, and I'll tell you how it tastes. All I can say is....Beam me up, Scotty!

Don't miss the Challenger Learning Center at Playland Adventure's Kidabaloo this Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center. You can make straw rockets with them! And learn more about vacation and summer camp programs through the center in Bangor.